Tag Thursday: The Bibliophile’s Night Out

I am 28 going on 80. I absolutely HATE nights out, and I despise clubs. I’ve not been a club fan ever since I passed out in one about five years ago. (It’s a long story.)

However, when Beth from Book Nest made a Bibliophile Night Out tag, I had a feeling this was a tag I wanted to take.

I may not love clubs, but I do love books.

So grab some tea (Long Island Iced or English Breakfast, we don’t judge here) and take a look at this great tag.


Pre-drinks: A  prequel/novella you’ve read

I’ve not read a whole lot of novellas. There are, however, two novellas I love. The I Heart series, which I do talks about a lot, yes, has two novellas included. I’ve already read Jenny Lopez Has a Bad Day but Jenny Lopes Saves Christmas is still on my TBR.

The taxi to town: A book about travel

I read quite a lot of books set in some lovely, far-flung destinations. However, the one that immediately came to mind was Passport to Happiness by Carrie Stone. This book includes three beautiful destinations to help you travel the world without even leaving your armchair.

Trying to find a table: A book you didn’t like to start with, but then ended up lovings

This seems a rather popular opinion, but it took me a LONG time to get into Beartown by Fredrik Backman. There is a lot of world building and build up in the first 20 chapters, but once you’ve moved past that it’s much more gripping.

First round of drinks: A first book in a series

There are so many wonderful first books in series, but here my shout out has to be To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I absolutely love the whole series, but there’s something extra special about the first one.

The dance floor: A book that makes you want to jump up and down with excitement

Yes, I know I mention it a LOT, but the I Heart series by Lindsey Kelk really is such a feel good series.

The toilets: A book you wouldn’t touch with a barge pole

It has to be 50 Shades of Grey. Any book that trivialises abusive relationships is a no for me.

The first to bail: The last book you DNF’d

Despite spending all of 2019 excited for Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, I didn’t gel with it at all. I unfortunatetly ended up DNFing after about 30 pages.

The journey home: A book you can’t really remember the plot of anymore

I realised recently how little of Lindsey Kelk’s The Single Girl’s To Do List I can actually remember. I think it’s time for a re-read.

The morning after: A comfort read

There’s nothing more comforting than a childhood read. If I’m feeling sad or slumpy I pick up a book from The Babysitter’s Club series by Ann M Martin. It’s perfect for getting me back into the swing when it comes to reading goals.

5 thoughts on “Tag Thursday: The Bibliophile’s Night Out

  1. Oh this is a brilliant thread! I always hated nights out, avoided every work ‘event’ I could – and got so fed up with people saying ‘oh you’ll enjoy it when you get there’ – how dare they think they know what I will and won’t enjoy? One good thing about getting older is that no-one expects you to do these things any more!

    The one night out that I really enjoyed was a bat walk at a local estate – a ranger told us all about the bats and we saw lots. It was ostensibly for my children but I loved every minute. That’s my idea of a night out – otherwise I’d rather be home with a book, the TV, the radio or a combination of all three.

    I think I might take part in this Tag, just thinking about my books now. Thanks for telling us about it.

  2. Thank goodness facebook and instagram weren’t big in my 20’s. I don’t know how I survived all my nights out. I much prefer a night in now and love being all tucked up in bed at a decent time and not feeling like death for a week afterwards.

    I love this tag. I think I will have to give it a go.

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